In present-day rural China, 14-year-old Chu Ju's mother gives birth to her second child, another girl. When her grandmother makes plans to sell the baby, Chu Ju decides to leave home.
Simple stated in order to express a young girls determination to make it on her own in order allow her newborn sister to stay and not be sold. Eloquently written.
One girl too many...
When a girl is born to Chu Ju's family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy. To make room for one, this girl will have to go.
Fourteen year old Chu Ji knows she cannot allow this to happen to her sister. Understanding that one girl must leave, she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing not to return.
With luminescent detail, National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan transports readers to China, where law conspires with tradition, sending her on a remarkable journey to find a home of her own.
this is a great book for all emerging readers